My Child Needs Help Communicating: What Can I Do?
Posted by: Teacher ia | on January 12, 2013
An article that appeared in Child Development Volume 3 No. 3 written by Ella J. Day entitled “The Development of Language in Twins: A Comparison of Twins and Single Children showed that language development is faster in girls. One hundred forty children was part of this study with age ranging from 18 to 54 months (1 and a half years old to 4 and 2 months old).
I have read a similar article when I was just in college and so my expectation for my son’s communication skills compared to my sister who was almost the same age when she was born was not that high. But in my case I did not expect that my child will not just exceed my expectation but will go way and beyond the norm. A good example will be talking non-stop during a Baguio trip when he was just about almost two years old while naming all the brand of the cars that passes by. He did not sleep for the 6-hour trip which the driver of the car appreciated for my child kept him awake for the entire trip.
Later on, we learned that that particular characteristic of him is associated to his ADHD and even has a name “hyperverbal”. In most Philippine schools, this children will be called “madaldal” but for ADHD children their being talkative just go way beyond the norm preventing them from doing their tasks. My case is a unique one though. Most parents with boys wonder if their child will ever speak because they may be stuttering, stammering or not talking at all. So please read on the question of Mommy Hershey who has concerns on her child’s expressive communication skills.
Do you know of any specialist in San Pedro who can help me with my child? He is 3 years old and still unable to communicate well. He is showing signs of communication difficulties. Thanks Ia.
I will introduce you to teacher Ivan. He is an Occupational Therapist and he made a post on an article that may help you. The article is entitled “Facilitating language in children with special needs” which is related to your question. I will send a Facebook message to you both.
Hi teacher Ia. Thank you so much for your help. The post is very helpful as well.
Glad to be of service Mommy Hershey dear. Teacher Ivan gave useful tips in his blog. There are even sentence structures or examples you can follow diba. Anyway, I hope he responds to our message so he can connect you to any speech pathologist or OT in your area.
By the way, an online game application developer told me about their new game in IPAD. It might be a good way to promote talking to your 3-year old son because it has spaceships and other transportation he might like.
Is this in San Pedro, Laguna? I am not really familiar with all of our Developmental and Neurodevelopmental Pediatricians. But here is a very nice resource Ms. Hershey can look at the list of developmental pediatricians in Philippine provinces. Should she need more help, I am all ears.
Watch out tomorrow for the continuation of my conversation with Mommy Hershey as we discuss why even some experts need to learn to be more sensitive with their remarks especially to parents of young children and what we did to handle the situation.
Maybe you know of any developmental pediatricians in San Pedro Laguna? Or would you like to add your thoughts in the conversation above. Feel free to share your inputs by commenting below.
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